Geoffrey Hinton

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Geoffrey Everest Hinton (born 6 December 1947) is a British-Canadian cognitive psychologist and computer scientist, most noted for his work on artificial neural networks. Since 2013, he has divided his time working for Google (Google Brain) and the University of Toronto. In 2017, he co-founded and became the Chief Scientific Advisor of the Vector Institute in Toronto.With David Rumelhart and Ronald J. Williams, Hinton was co-author of a highly cited paper published in 1986 that popularized the backpropagation algorithm for training multi-layer neural networks, although they were not the first to propose the approach. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Geoffrey Hinton has received more than 1,000,741 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Geoffrey Hinton is the 95th most popular computer scientist (down from 91st in 2019), the 3,097th most popular biography from United Kingdom (down from 2,713th in 2019) and the 8th most popular British Computer Scientist.

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Among computer scientists, Geoffrey Hinton ranks 95 out of 205Before him are Gil Amelio, Ruth Teitelbaum, Alan Shugart, Arthur Samuel, Ed Roberts, and David A. Huffman. After him are Eugene Kaspersky, Eugene Garfield, Peter Norton, Kenneth E. Iverson, Joseph Sifakis, and Paul G. Comba.

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Among people born in 1947, Geoffrey Hinton ranks 370Before him are George Sabra, Lynn Anderson, Hassan Shehata, António Marto, Sylvester, and Marouf al-Bakhit. After him are Candy Clark, Aneka, Louise Arbour, Hans-Jürgen Kreische, Octavia E. Butler, and Akira Terao.

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Among people born in United Kingdom, Geoffrey Hinton ranks 3,097 out of 6,924Before him are Chris Waddle (1960), Edward Alleyn (1566), Jason Connery (1963), Richard Price (1723), Linus Roache (1964), and Steve McManaman (1972). After him are Martin Peters (1943), William Henry Smyth (1788), Trevor Taylor (1936), Jimmie Nicol (1939), Andy Cole (1971), and Eddie Marsan (1968).


Among computer scientists born in United Kingdom, Geoffrey Hinton ranks 8Before him are Tim Berners-Lee (1955), Edgar F. Codd (1923), Maurice Wilkes (1913), James H. Wilkinson (1919), Stephen Wolfram (1959), and Robin Milner (1934). After him are Gary McKinnon (1966), Richard Garriott (1961), Karen Spärck Jones (1935), Bill Moggridge (1943), Paul Graham (1964), and Alan Cox (1968).